Started in 1946, Mechanical Engineering Degree Program is one of the oldest at BITS Pilani. The department is vibrant with several activities round the year. It is a DST-FIST Sponsored (2002-2007) and UGC-SAP Sponsored (2007-2012) Department. We have research focus that benefits industry, society and the environment. Several faculty members of the department also share administrative duties. The Department offers two Integrated First Degree Programs and three Higher Degree Programs on campus apart from off campus programs under continued education scheme. The curricula are highly demanding and attracts exceptionally meritorious students from all over India. Research emphasis is there in all tires of education, First Degree, Higher Degree and Ph.D. Students look for challenging careers in best of the organizations within India and abroad. There is huge potential in the department for Consultancy as well as Technology and Product incubation.
The Mechanical Engineering Department at BITS Pilani has rich heritage. It was renamed from 'Group' to a 'Department' in October 2010. The Department takes pride in achievements of its alumni, who have shined in various walks of life.